While you are “troubleshooting” touch the CPU heat sink (the big block of
metal directly under your CPU fan) and see if it is real hot. Usually if
you can hold your finger there for 5-10 seconds comfortably, its all good,
but if it is hot enough to want to pull your finger away, then the heat
problem is with your CPU. Again can of air is your fix. These are things to
look for BEFORE the part actually breaks saving you some money.
I do this for a couple reasons. Main reason is the system runs cooler. It
will become “dirty and dusty” faster than a closed case but hey, can of air
fixes that quite easily. Another reason is, when i notice the “signs” of
heat i can reach in and (“WARNING” as Eli explained in his “don’t be an
idiot speech”) touch the fan to see if the fan is actually working and/or
turning with just enough force to “look” like its working.
About video. From my experience, usually the 1st thing to go in a system is
indeed the graphics card fan. If you catch it early enough, you can save
your card before it “burns out.” One of the things to look for, is
“graphics lag” that normally does not happen. If you are in a game and the
graphics become real jumpy, way more than normal, grab that can of air and
check your fans. Heat is the #1 enemy of a system. Myself, I run my systems
with NO sides.
Ha, you were right!!! LOL… my power cord was half way out!
PLEASE HELP ME!!! Sometimes, not always, when i am watching you tube my
mouse stuffs with either the sound or the video. If i take the mouse off of
the actual video and move it left to right and back across the screen, it
either changes the sound level up and down or skips through the video
depending where on my screen i move the mouse. It is driving me nuts and i
am soooo bad with computers its not funny. If someone could explain how to
fix this i would really appreciate it. Thanks guys.
love it great video learned a lot thanks video
Dude – you rock. and you get my second as well as first comment on youtube.
Thanks for sharing your time – unbelievably valuable to all of us Cheers
Thank you for this tutorial.
Good video. A couple things that you forgot to mention: 1) The power
supplies AC cord can be damaged. 2) Same thing with the monitor AC cord. OR
the monitors VGA/DVI cord is damaged. 3) Check to make sure all connections
to motherboard are firmly connected (IE: the 2 pin power switch), Also
check to make sure none of the pins are bent / broken on the
motherboard/connectors. 4) RTFM (Read the Freaking Manual) for example if
wanting to know which key to hit for BIOS; read the motherboard manual.
my pc freezez and a blue screen comes up :Hardware problem ! When i restart
the blue screen comes up again and no acces to anything no options… after
some time i restart and it starts up windows,after 10-15 min freez againg
with the blue screen… how do i fix this Help me
Do you have any videos on how to diagnose a computer that turns on but it
doesn’t post, no beep and display?
HA! You took the word right out of my mouth 😉
I had a problem that sounds similar to this with a Windows XP computer
tower a few years ago and the way I fixed it was by taking the whole system
apart and cleaned all of the hardware (it was pretty dusty) but it didn’t
work so I ended up buying a new ram card and it worked perfectly I don’t
know if it will work but it’s worth a shot
why da fuq all of you like to talk to much on the videos?? why u just dont
show the problem and how to solve it, and only at the end couple
suggestions %) who needs that fukin long talks?
Good video man!
No need to be a prick man.
Pass first grade English before moving on up to computer science.
you look like you were you in jail for a long time 🙂
Thank you! Concise and useful.
Its actually 230v in Europe lol, close enough though
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